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The Culture War’s Sore Winners
New York Times, by Ross Douthat

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Posted By:StormCnter, 7/2/2014 4:51:49 AM

After following some of the more intemperate liberal reactions to the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision yesterday, I thought of this post from Mother Jones’s Kevin Drum from earlier this year, making the case for a liberalism that owns up to its own culture-war aggressions and success: Over the last half century, various branches of government have … taken plenty of proactive steps to marginalize religion. Prayer in public school has been banned. Creches can no longer be set up in front of city hall. Parochial schools are forbidden from receiving public funds. The Ten Commandments can’t be displayed in courtrooms.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Screwgun, 7/2/2014 7:43:28 AM     (No. 9907965)

No comments here yet. Only one comment on the NYT site. If Ross can take a hint he will find another profession.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: nonsense, 7/2/2014 8:23:45 AM     (No. 9908007)

It is not Liberalism, it is far Leftism. A small minority of Leftists are dominating the culture against the will of the majority of the American people.

Leftist are so blind, arrogant, and cloistered that they do not realize they are the minority, and they will lose many of their so-called victories in the historical pendulum swing back to the morality required for a civilized society.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: farmwife, 7/2/2014 9:06:39 AM     (No. 9908077)

The leftists do not want a civilized society. If you watched Megyn Kelly´s interview with Bill Ayers, you can see the heart of liberalism.´Do it my way, or I will kill you´. They are insane.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: marthaville, 7/2/2014 11:19:25 AM     (No. 9908281)

Try reading Charles Murray´s article in WSJ about progressives as opposed to liberals. Then try understanding what a progressive is.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: jglas, 7/2/2014 12:14:22 PM     (No. 9908399)

Ross, your intimation that there are internal inconsistencies in the liberal philosophy that haven´t manifested since liberals are only winning but haven´t actually won the cultural war and established their long sought for egalitarian utopia is right on. If you´d like to reify that intimation I direct you to the history of the 20th century and particularly to that of the Soviet Union, China under Maozedong, North Korea and Cuba. They totally won their cultural wars and established utopia but except for the Soviet Union which died from the effort and China which gave it up and resorted to free market capitalism they are still hanging by the short hairs from those internal inconsistencies only saved from starving to death by the charity of less utopian nations.

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